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Velusami Raju, father of the Zion Church suicide blast victim Ramesh Raju, shows a photo of his son on a mobile phone at his house, in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka, 26 April 2019, LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

Opinions about media restrictions after bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, massive protests against Hong Kong’s extradition law, defamation and criminal charges for critics of Myanmar’s military, Singapore’s ‘Orwellian’ anti-fake news bill, and Brunei’s controversial Sharia Law takes effect.

Journalists and activists stage a protest calling to defend press freedom on January 19, 2018, in suburban Quezon City in Metro Manila, Philippines., Jes Aznar/Getty Images

Hong Kong’s free speech under attack, media restrictions at APEC summit, Rappler indicted, Shahidul Alam freed on bail, Pakistan court overturns blasphemy conviction, and disappointing referendum loss for same-sex marriage advocates in Taiwan.

Female journalists stand to protest against the sexual harassment at the workplaces as part of the #MeToo campaign, New Delhi, India, 13 October 2018, Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

#MeToo inspires Indian journalists to speak out, Vietnamese blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’ released, Hong Kong’s freedoms under threat, Sri Lanka’s political crisis, and more

A demonstrator displays a poster during an anti-war protest in Yangon, Burma, 12 May 2018, SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Nine people were arrested in a rally to raise awareness of the plight of internally displaced people in the country.

The late U Win Tin, a poet, journalist and political activist, is pictured in Rangoon, Burma, 27 August 2010, Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images

Dozens of political prisoners reportedly remain in jail

Boeng Kak community activists call for the release of land rights activist Tep Vanny during a rally to mark the one year anniversary of her imprisonment, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 15 August 2017, Satoshi Takahashi/LightRocket via Getty Images

Pakistan celebrates a court ruling which declared mobile service suspension as illegal, Cambodia’s constitutional amendments threaten free speech, Maldives extends the state of emergency, media attacks in Oceania, and creative protests from Thailand’s #WeWalk to China’s #MeToo campaign.

University students celebrate their recent graduation under the U Bein bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay region, Burma, 7 February 2017, Thierry Falise/LightRocket via Getty Images

This is the first case involving a student protest under the government headed by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

A woman buys the final issue of The Cambodia Daily newspaper at a store along a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 4, 2017. , REUTERS/Samrang Pring

IFEX members join 55 NGOs in an open call to the international community to reconvene the Paris Peace Conference in light of its 26th anniversary and worsening attacks on democracy in Cambodia.